May 102011
 

Guerlain Summer 2011 Terracotta line includes the Ombre Fusion Water-Resistant creme eyeshadow in 02 Havana ($35) a browned-khaki cream with bronze shimmer.  How did this green-eyed girl wind up with another khaki eyeshadow?  Fortunately, this is one of the prettiest.  I only wish I’d known that before purchasing the others!

As with Maya and Bahia, Havana is a gorgeously-textured cream.  If you look closely at the swatch, above, you’ll see a fair amount of bronze shimmer and undertone which sets this one apart.   If you like this color, you’ll love this shadow.

Here are some comparisons:

The brownish tones of Havana really show with the light swatch, far left. Havana is creamier than the liquid Chanel Ombre D’eau in Torrent in the middle, but similar in color tone.  The powder single Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Khaki is a softer, powder finish.  Also pictured at the far right is Bobbi Brown’s Shimmerwash in Golden Leaf (limited edition and no longer available).

Generally, I think that this trio from Guerlain (Bahia, Maya and Havana) are the best summer trio since the Tajine metals (although the smoky pigment set that included Holy Smoke were pretty nice too).   These types of special, star products are well worth a look.  Unlike some makeup companies that have flash limited editions that sell out in days, I expect that Guerlain’s Ombre Fusion will be on counter at least for several more weeks.  These are easy, no fuss summer shades.  Most days, a swipe or two of Maya and I’m out the door.  They will look awesome with summer tans or a bronzed look, together with a nice clear summer lip (a coral, shimmer peach of pink).  Highly recommended.

 

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